Career Opportunity Information | CFMOTO USA

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CFMOTO employees not only help keep the business alive, but they are also enthusiastic and experienced off-road riders who are working to make the experience better for everyone. Do you want to build a career in the motorsports industry? As a global leader in designing and building innovative, high-quality, and high-performance vehicles, we’re always looking for motivated individuals to add to our dynamic US team.

CFMOTO USA’s corporate headquarters is located in Plymouth, Minnesota, just outside the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota’s outdoor culture and friendly atmosphere make this the ultimate place to be in the Midwest. Join our team today!

Current Openings

Test Driver & Mechanic- Plymouth, MN

The Test driver & mechanic will be responsible for driving and maintaining pre-production & production intent vehicles, to qualify each model for production readiness. Assisting in the development, communication, and records maintenance of rigorous test standards will be instrumental in assuring CFMOTO’s quest for industry leading performance & durability, while exceeding our customer driven expectations  

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Field test pre-production & production vehicles for durability & performance goals, based on engineering requirements
  • Performs various field and occasional lab testing duties as directed by supervisor relating to the production intent validation, performance, durability, and overall soundness of new and existing vehicle platforms
  • Fully understand and conduct test procedures, based on protocol established by R&D, with clear metrics for pass/fail & quantifiable measurements that are repeatable for every new model to be tested
  • Replacement of chassis or engine/drivetrain components as needed in the testing process, and performing pre-ride safety inspections of all vehicles
  • Assist engineers with prototype fitting & testing of components, and data acquisition equipment as required
  • Document endurance test results, including daily logs and final reporting of testing results. Guide endurance riders field work loads, to assure expected results
  • Responsible for equipping & maintaining a clean and organized shop space, including corporate, off-site locations, and work vehicle/trailers
  • Driving of company truck & trailer to various test locations. Maintain a valid drivers’ licence & DOT physical card for operating vehicles over 10k GVWR (CDL not required) A good driving record is required
  • Responsible for operating within standard operating procedures and following all company health & safety guidelines
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

Education & Experience Required

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Technical training in mechanical chassis systems, small engines & power development & transmission systems of motorcycles & recreational vehicles
  • Expert driver in on/off road motorcycle & off-road ATV & UTV vehicles
  • Professional level motorcycle/OHV mechanic, with racing experience preferred
  • Must own and maintain tools and equipment required for most on & off-road vehicle work. Specialty tools are supplied by the company
  • Basic repair and fabrication skills by machine tools, and welding equipment
  • 1-2 years’ previous experience in a similar role within the powersports, automotive or similar industry preferred
  • Detailed organizational skills in field/lab testing of vehicle performance & reliability. Strong ability to report findings in a clear & concise manner
  • Extensive in-field testing will be required at times, including multiple overnight travel periods, up to 60% off-site travel yearly
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50lbs of weight

 

Senior CAD designer- Plymouth, MN

The Senior CAD designer will work alongside a creative & technical team in the “Discovery & Innovation Group” creating the future of CFMOTO products by focusing on customer-based solutions & elevating the user experience by industry leading innovation, performance, and reliability.   

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create, and manage CAD models & assemblies with PTC Creo software for design evaluation and prototype construction
  • Design complex systems for transportation products, with a strong understanding of vehicle mechanics, dynamics, and functioning for optimal performance & reliability
  • Work at different stages of the product development process in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team developing prototypes and Proof of Concept vehicles & mechanical systems
  • Manage relationships and projects with suppliers based on established timelines
  • Work with engineers & the product team leadership in the execution of new ideas, technologies, and systems to improve the current product line, and create new & innovative industry firsts to satisfy the market requirements provided by the product team
  • Experience in working with rapid prototype processes, and scan data
  • Work with chosen partners in North America & China on development of new chassis related systems
  • Responsible for operating within standard operating procedures and following all company health & safety guidelines
  • Ensures a clean and safe work environment
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

Education & Experience Required

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in Product Design, Mechanical Design or related field
  • Advanced user of PTC Creo CAD software relating to the design of transportation products. Proficient in 2D & 3D component & engineering drawing creation, GD&T, and large assembly management
  • 7+ years’ previous experience in a similar role within the powersports, automotive or similar industry
  • Expert understanding of materials & manufacturing processes relating to the transportation products industry
  • Experience in design of vehicle chassis weldments, forged parts, CNC machined parts, metal forming, die-casting, and other cast metal parts.
  • Experience in plastic Injection-molded part design a plus
  • Must be an analytical & forward-thinking designer, willing to challenge the status quo and evaluate the best way to achieve design solutions to satisfy product market requirements and DFM needs
  • Project Management experience with strong communication & analytical skills
  • Detailed and accurate organizational skills in analysing, reporting, and evaluating future directions by using CAD analysis tools to make appropriate recommendations for design improvements
  • Familiar with ROHVA, SVIA, ANSI, NHTSA, and other standards relating to the safety & certifications of vehicles being developed, with adherence to relevant requirements

 

Transportation Designer- Plymouth, MN

The Transportation Designer will work alongside a creative & technical team in the “Discovery & Innovation Group” creating the future of CFMOTO products by focusing on customer-based solutions & elevating the user experience by industry leading innovation, performance, and reliability.   

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Initiate new ideas for product innovation, through various 2D & 3D software
  • Create 2D sketches, and renderings setting the correct direction for style, ergonomics, and product refinement of the UI, and touch points
  • Understand & meet the market requirements determined by the product team, communicated through design briefs, and a Market Requirements Document
  • Contribute to Ideation sessions to determine correct design direction, and innovation opportunities
  • Performs competitive benchmarking & Industry trend analysis relating to design & innovation in the transportation and peripheral industries
  • Work with engineers, follow the development stages of projects and ensure the integrity of design intentions
  • Create prototype models through CAD designed Rapid Prototypes, quick study models to analyse form factors, and finished show models for market research
  • Provides design and directional feedback throughout projects
  • Collaborate with internal & consultant-based ID and R&D personnel in North America, China, and Europe
  • Responsible for operating within standard operating procedures and following all company health & safety guidelines
  • Ensures a clean and safe work environment
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, Transportation Design, or Similar
  • 3+ years previous experience in similar role within the powersports, automotive or similar industry
  • Strong ability to communicate ideas by sketching & rendered concepts
  • Versed in 2D design software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Keyshot, Sketchbook Pro, or similar programs
  • 3D CAD ability to develop A-side surfaces with Creo ISDX, Alias, or similar programs. Will work closely with advanced CAD users in design execution
  • Ability to create clay models, quick study models, and finished appearance models
  • Solid knowledge of recent trends in design, assembly systems, manufacturing processes relating to the international transportation industry
  • Hands-on mechanical aptitude and experienced in basic machine shop & fab shop environments

 

Development Tech- Fabrication– Plymouth, MN

The Development Tech- Fabrication will work alongside a creative & technical team in the “Discovery & Innovation Group” creating the future of CFMOTO products by focusing on customer-based solutions & elevating the user experience by industry leading innovation, performance, and reliability.   

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the construction of Mules & Prototype vehicles, to show “Proof of Concept” of new ideas proposed by the engineering & design staff
  • Fabricate full-vehicle chassis systems for testing & performance evaluation, and sub-systems as needed. Examples: vehicle frame construction, suspension systems, steering structure & systems, rider ergonomic optimization by control pack mock-ups, engine & drivetrain mounting and analysis for NVH, etc.
  • Work with development & design engineers to fabricate systems as required
  • Use common welding, cutting, and metal shop fabrication equipment to construct vehicle chassis & subsystems as needed
  • Use common manual machining equipment to build parts as needed in the construction of prototypes.
  • Support the industrial design staff in creating modelling bucks for clay & other prototyping methods by metal, foam or wood materials
  • Strong mechanical ability to aid in building vehicles and maintaining current products in drivable conditions. This may constitute a good part of the job responsibilities in times of slower fabrication needs
  • Operation of OHV’s for testing support, will be required at times to accumulate durability miles, and to perform certain field-testing requirements
  • Responsible for operating within standard operating procedures and following all company health & safety guidelines
  • Ensures a clean and safe work environment
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

Education & Experience Required

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) welding degree, with Fabricator Certificate required. Preferred: AWS CWI certified, with D1.1 Steel & D1.2 Aluminium endorsements.
  • Experience & knowledge of Chromoly steel joining requirements & good understanding of industry working norms
  • Strong aluminium welding skills, and knowledge of joining various types of manufactured components including forgings, castings, tubing, and flat stock
  • 3-5 years’ previous experience in a similar role, in the powersports, automotive or similar industry
  • Demonstrated welding & fabrication skills in on/off highway vehicle chassis construction, with a preferred emphasis on performance & racing applications
  • Thorough understanding of working with common materials in the transportation industry, and the correct process in fabrication to promote reliable and safe construction techniques
  • Must understand the use, set-up, of common manual machining equipment, along with various fab-shop tools and welding equipment such as TIG, MIG, Oxy-Acetylene, Plasma Arc, etc.
  • Responsible for maintaining shop equipment, and ordering supplies as needed such as construction materials, machining equipment, and welding supplies

 

Development Engineer- Chassis Performance & Calibration– Plymouth, MN

The Development Engineer- Chassis Performance & Calibration will work alongside a creative & technical team in the “Discovery & Innovation Group” creating the future of CFMOTO products by focusing on customer-based solutions & elevating the user experience by industry leading innovation, performance, and reliability.   

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Aid in the construction of Mules & Prototype vehicles, to show “Proof of Concept” and provide valuable information to the Engineering team to optimize new and existing vehicles for the best user experience, performance & reliability
  • Develop vehicle chassis systems for optimal performance of general vehicle dynamics & calibration. Examples: Suspension systems, steering, performance handling dynamics optimization, weight distribution for variable loading & terrain scenarios, drivetrain performance for reliability & NVH optimization, rider ergonomic optimization, correct wheel & tire selection, ETC calibration & control pack evaluation, heat management, general NVH analysis, and more
  • Create, analyse and work with PTC Creo 3D & 2D CAD files to for design evaluation and prototype construction
  • Work with Design leaders & guide technicians in the fabrication, development and execution of new ideas, technologies, and systems to improve the current product line, and create new & innovative industry firsts to satisfy the market requirements provided by the product team
  • Work with chosen partners in North America & China on development of new chassis related systems to move reach goals defined by the product team
  • Provides design and functional feedback throughout projects, to improve direction of the design & engineering team
  • Responsible for operating within standard operating procedures and following all company health & safety guidelines
  • Ensures a clean and safe work environment
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 3-5 years’ previous experience in a similar role within the powersports, automotive or similar industry
  • Project Management experience with strong communication & analytical skills
  • Detailed and accurate organizational skills in logging, reporting, and using field & lab test data to make appropriate recommendations for design improvements
  • Must understand industry best practices for OHV & On-Road field testing standards, and help develop additional internal standards & templates
  • Must understand the use, set-up, & application of various analysis tools & equipment for field & lab testing, like data loggers, and other data acquisition equipment
  • Familiar with ROHVA, SVIA, ANSI, NHTSA, and other standards relating to the safety & certifications of vehicles being developed, with adherence to relevant requirements
  • Prefer basic PTC Creo CAD knowledge to create first layouts, and demonstrate validity of concepts

 

Design Engineer- Chassis Systems- Plymouth, MN

The Design Engineer- Chassis Systems will work alongside a creative & technical team in the “Discovery & Innovation Group” creating the future of CFMOTO products by focusing on customer-based solutions & elevating the user experience by industry leading innovation, performance, and reliability.   

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create new designs with PTC Creo software for design evaluation and prototype construction
  • Analyze and test various chassis mechanical systems for existing & new vehicles by use of PTC Creo, Creo Simulate FEA, and other simulation & analysis tools
  • Work at different stages of the product development process in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team developing prototypes and Proof of Concept vehicles & mechanical systems
  • Manage relationships and projects with suppliers based on established timelines
  • Design vehicle chassis systems for Proof of Concept, with DFM in mind. Examples: Suspension systems, steering, performance handling dynamics optimization, weight distribution for variable loading & terrain scenarios, drivetrain performance for reliability & NVH optimization, rider ergonomic optimization, correct wheel & tire selection, ETC calibration & control pack evaluation, heat management, general NVH analysis, and more
  • Work with Design leaders & guide technicians in the fabrication, development and execution of new ideas, technologies, and systems to improve the current product line, and create new & innovative industry firsts to satisfy the market requirements provided by the product team
  • Work with chosen partners in North America & China on development of new chassis related systems to move reach goals defined by the product team
  • Provides design and functional feedback throughout projects, to improve direction of the design & engineering team
  • Responsible for operating within standard operating procedures and following all company health & safety guidelines
  • Ensures a clean and safe work environment
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years’ previous experience in a similar role within the powersports, automotive or similar industry
  • Must be an analytical & forward-thinking engineer, willing to challenge the status quo and evaluate the best way to achieve engineering solutions to satisfy product market requirements
  • Project Management experience with strong communication & analytical skills
  • Detailed and accurate organizational skills in analysing, reporting, and evaluating future directions by using CAD analysis tools to make appropriate recommendations for design improvements
  • Must understand industry best practices for OHV & On-Road vehicle DFM, and have a thorough understanding of current engineering materials & processes relating to modern recreational vehicles
  • Familiar with ROHVA, SVIA, ANSI, NHTSA, and other standards relating to the safety & certifications of vehicles being developed, with adherence to relevant requirements
  • Advanced user of PTC Creo CAD suites relating to engineering & design. Proficient in 2D & 3D component & engineering drawing creation, GD&T, and large assembly management

 

Business Communications Specialist- Plymouth, MN

The Business Communications Specialist will develop & manage communication systems and methods to streamline workflow between the US & Asia product teams, marketing & sales, service, & R&D groups. This position will be a key team member in improving business function & efficiency acting as a liaison between the business & IT needs, to facilitate interdepartmental communications

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop best practice communication and information exchange methods, and processes of data exchange to optimize efficiency and accuracy of information
  • Research, architect, implement and manage collaboration software and methods, that will improve communication efficiency and accuracy between departments
  • Work with IT and other technical experts to establish smart documents and efficient communication portals
  • Help manage & maintain accuracy of documents such as product model-line specifications, model-year changes, and product change requests initiated by the design, testing, service, and product groups
  • Effectively translate communications between the Chinese & US departments, in conference calls, video conferencing, and emails
  • Responsible for operating within standard operating procedures and following all company health & safety guidelines
  • Ensures a clean and safe work environment
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

Education & Experience Required

  • BS in BA, Computer or Information Science, or related fields
  • Bilingual in English & Mandarin Chinese
  • 1-3 years’ previous experience in similar role, preferably within the Powersports, Automotive or similar industry
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time, and meet established deadlines, with good project management skills
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint and proficient with Word and Outlook
  • Experienced in MS office 365, in using its tools to facilitate group collaboration
  • Strong customer focus and service orientation with the ability to interact effectively with colleagues, and vendors at all levels in a cross-cultural setting

 

Advanced Surfacing CAD designer- Plymouth, MN

The Advanced Surfacing CAD designer will work alongside a creative & technical team in the “Discovery & Innovation Group” creating the future of CFMOTO products by focusing on customer-based solutions & elevating the user experience by industry leading innovation, performance, and reliability.   

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create class-A surfaced parts with CAD software for design evaluation and prototype construction
  • Use 3D scan data, and scanning equipment as needed to support various projects
  • Work at different stages of the product development process in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team developing prototypes and Proof of Concept vehicles & mechanical systems
  • Manage relationships and projects with suppliers based on established timelines
  • Experience in working with various rapid prototyping processes
  • Work with chosen partners in North America & China on development of new chassis related systems
  • Responsible for operating within standard operating procedures and following all company health & safety guidelines
  • Ensures a clean and safe work environment
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

Education & Experience Required

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Mechanical Design or related field
  • Advanced user of PTC Creo ISDX, or Autodesk Alias CAD software, relating to the design of Class-A aesthetics parts for transportation products.
  • 5+ years’ previous experience in a similar role within the powersports, automotive or similar industry
  • Experience with scan data digital modelling, and using 3D digital scanners to reverse engineer clay models, and other physical parts relating to transportation vehicles
  • Experience in plastic Injection-molded part design
  • Project Management experience with strong communication & analytical skills

 

Market Research Analyst- Plymouth, MN

The Market Research Analyst will support the Product Team by conducting powersports industry research and analysis in its current state and for predicted future trends. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the product team to discover problems that are urgent, pervasive, and can be monetized
  • Use the Pragmatic Institute framework as a guide
  • Analyze powersports industry movements using consumer insights, and understanding the current customer needs, as well as potential future customers
  • Assist the Product & Marketing team with research to understand consumer behaviour & product usage better by way of focus groups, observational research Win/Loss analysis, Interviews, opinion polls, secondary literature reviews, and questionnaires
  • Gather & organize data on consumers, competitor products, and market conditions, keeping a detailed database for efficient communication between various departments
  • Conduct further Positioning Analysis such as: SWOT, PEST, Investment-Impact scoring, Competitive landscape, Pricing, etc.
  • Maintain detailed databases of the current product portfolio, and competitive analysis comparisons
  • Gather data on consumer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits
  • Daily/Weekly communications as needed with R&D and product team members in China regarding ongoing research projects and findings.
  • Analyze data using statistical software
  • Convert complex data and findings into understandable tables, graphs, and written reports using PowerPoint & BI software
  • Responsible for operating within standard operating procedures and following all company health & safety guidelines
  • Ensures a clean and safe work environment
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Research or Communications, BI, BA, or a related field
  • 2-4 years previous experience in similar role within the Powersports, Automotive or similar industry preferred
  • Pragmatic Institute Certified: Foundations-Focus-Build-Launch-Price
  • Versed in BI software such as Tableau or MS Power BI
  • Strong Analytical problem-solving skills, with ability to interpret current market conditions and possible future trends, providing key insights, recommendations and conclusions
  • Strong statistical data analysis skills, and ability to communicate findings in professional visual presentations to management by PowerPoint & other related software
  • Strong in organizational skills, database management, and meaningful reporting to help facilitate management strategy & planning functions
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint and proficient with Word and Outlook
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • PRC certification a plus

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